How much compensation should I expect from my car accident claim?
You were just involved in a collision with another driver. You made an appointment with your primary care physician only to find out that you are stuck with a heap of medical bills. On top of that, you may need long-term physical therapy, resulting in potential future medical costs.
Your doctor also recommends that you take time off from work and certain activities while you recover. You may be wondering how you will be able to afford your medical bills, get your car repaired or replaced and make ends meet.
The good news is, if your crash was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation through a car accident claim. The bad news is, it’s not as simple as it sounds.
How much compensation am I eligible for?
Determining how much compensation you’re eligible for after a car accident requires an experienced attorney who can investigate your crash, compile documentation of all financial losses, and figure out if you’re eligible for non-economic damages. This can take some time, so you will have to be patient.
When investigating your crash, your attorney will need to gather enough evidence to support your claim and prove that the other driver was at fault. Without supporting evidence, your claim can be denied. Investigating your crash may involve interviewing witnesses, hiring a crash reconstruction expert, obtaining a copy of the police report, and obtaining video surveillance footage (if available), as well as checking cellphone records and social media accounts.
Your attorney will then need to compile documentation from your medical evaluation and your current medical bills. In addition, your attorney will estimate how much income you will need to be reimbursed due to being out of work. If your crash resulted in additional pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life, your attorney may determine if you are eligible for non-economic damages. If your crash was caused by someone’s malicious and reckless behavior, your attorney may be able to pursue enhanced compensatory damages
How can I get started on my claim?
The first thing you should do after seeing your doctor is to speak to an experienced New Hampshire car accident attorney. Never, under any circumstance, should you speak to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If they contact you by phone, any statements you give them can be recorded and later used against your claim. Instead, let the legal team at Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin, P.A. deal with them for you.
Our law firm has been helping crash victims and their families get the compensation they deserve for more than a century. To find out how we can help you, contact us online and schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.